This post is a compensated editorial partnership with The Family Dinner Project. All storytelling and opinions are, of course, my own.
As we go into the holidays one thing I want to remember to do among all the hustle and bustle is continue to sit down to dinner as a family. This year we are really working on creating our own holiday traditions as a family. But just as important are the small moments that happen, like sitting down together as a family for dinner.
Before I became a mom I thought these dinners would be Norman Rockwellish. The children would help me cook. We would all sit down together and discuss our days as we savored our food. In reality, it’s more like a combo of a fast food restaurant (the family is done with my home cooking in less time than most people spend ordering at McD) and amateur night (the girls are REALLY into knock knock jokes.)
But I still know it’s making a difference in our connection. Even if it’s fifteen minutes a day, we are all together and focused on each other. That focus is why I am happy to be spreading the word about the Family Dinner Project. The Family Dinner Project’s mission is to inspire families to enjoy food, fun, and conversation together. It’s about returning to a simpler and more meaningful way of being.